The United Arab Emirates has recently announced a new shift to a Saturday-Sunday weekend from the previous Friday-Saturday weekend.
This change will take place starting from 2022.
The goal is to better align its economy and timings with the global market.
The shift is currently applied to all government entities in the region, while private sectors will be free to choose their own working preference.
UAE will also be adopting a working week of only four and half days, where the weekend will commence starting from Friday afternoons.